Motor Services Hugo Stamp Promotes Maxwell Illing to Engine Sales Manager

Illing to lead strategy for growth of new engine sales in North American marine markets

Maxwell Illing

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (August 26, 2021) — Motor Services Hugo Stamp Inc. (MSHS Group), a premier aftermarket services provider to marine and power generation customers in the Americas, has announced the promotion of Maxwell Illing to Engine Sales Manager.

In this new role, Illing will be responsible for driving nationwide strategy, performance, growth, and dealer development in the marine diesel engine and propulsion sales market from recreational watercraft to commercial marine markets with brands such as FPT North America, Moteurs Baudouin and Alamarin Jet.

Illing, who has more than 12 years of professional experience in the marine industry, joined MSHS in Fort Lauderdale in 2019 as manager of its yacht department sales for the southeastern U.S. and the Caribbean.  In his new role, he will apply his extensive knowledge and experience to grow MSHS engine sales to their full potential throughout the entire North American market.

“Max’s industry knowledge aligns with our growth strategy of cultivating new connections, expanding our service offerings, and delivering integrated solutions for our customers,” said MSHS Group CEO David A. Santamaria. “Max’s appreciation of engineering excellence and superior customer service is integral to establishing and expanding relationships with customers worldwide.”

Illing, who recently embarked on a national tour of the MSHS dealer network to build relationships and increase sales, will focus on serving the engine needs for all types of vessels, including niche marine markets like public ferries, commercial fishing, and military and defense applications, among others.

Illing earned his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University in Marketing and Professional Sales.  A conservationist and waterfowl hunter, he spends his free time enjoying South Florida’s beautiful waterways. 

About MSHS Group 

Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, the MSHS Group goes to market through three business units:  Motor-Services Hugo Stamp, Governor Control Systems, and Advanced Bonded Customs Services.  It has grown into a leading independent solutions and services provider of reputable OEM brands in marine and power generation applications.  MSHS Group specializes in the integration of equipment, services, and control systems for customers in the marine, industrial, government, and commercial segments globally.

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